Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rice Paper Scissors, CBD

Address: 19 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia

Phone: 03 9663 9890

Opening Hours: Lunch (12 PM-3 PM), Dinner (5:30 PM, Bar - 6 PM till late)

Staff: Attentive

Food Price: AUS$12-14

Crushing On: BBQ Lamb Ribs

Crush Level: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Ambiance (3.5/5)

Date of Visit: 29/04/2016

I’ve made a plan to visit this fusion tapas restaurant since last year but did not have a chance to do it. Luckily, I stumbled upon the busy restaurant just when the sky expected me to hide under the umbrella.

Although the restaurant was super packed both inside and outside, the staff managed to find a quiet spot for me at the back of the restaurant, where I could relax and took a sneak on the kitchen activities.

To make things better, the food and drink did not take forever to come out.

Pear Bellini ($13)
A refreshment that would clear up your mind.

BBQ Lamb Ribs ($14)
It was fall off the bone tender, succulent, and juicy. Every bite of it revealed a savoury sweetness, combined with some crisp and excellence! Once your mouth meets the sensation, it will end up wanting more.

Prawn Dumplings ($12)
Prawn Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings

Prawn Dumplings 2

Prawn Dumplings 2

The dumplings got some heat kick on them. As my tongue could not tolerate the heat, I did not finish it. Nevertheless, it was toothsome.

Just when I felt that my stomach was starting to bulge out, one of the lovely staffs asked me if I wanted to get a dessert. Being a foodie I am, I could not reject her offer, despite hesitating for a few seconds.

Mum, I Dropped My Ice Cream ($12)
I Dropped My Ice Cream

I Dropped My Ice Cream

If I dropped my ice cream and ended up inventing such delish treat, I would call myself a genius. Talk about the creamy sweetness, crunch, and the shy tanginess.

I’m super glad that I finally got to try this awesome restaurant. Rice Paper Scissors offers quality food, quality service, and comfy interior. It doesn’t matter whether you just want a quick lunch or a bonding session with your relatives, you should check this place out.

*Nona Tukang Makan was not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review.

Rice Paper Scissors Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Corner and Bench

Address: 408 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: (03) 9602 4777

Opening Hours: MON-FRI (7:30 AM - 3:45 PM), SAT (9 AM - 2 PM)

Staff: Approachable

Crushing On: Three Amigos

Crush Level: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Ambiance (4/5)

Date of Visit: 19/04/2016

Corner and Bench is a minimalist and relaxingly set cafĂ© located on the corner of Bourke Street x Hardware Lane.  I would totally recommend this place for first dates, or if you want to complete any tasks in quiet while enjoying some good coffees.

I opted for the Three Amigos ($13). It was a tad salty for my preference, but still enjoyable. The tortilla was super soft and the beef was appropriately tender. It was slicked up by the tangy flavour and a hint of fiery taste. Not forgetting the sweet yet crunchy corns.


While the food was enjoyable, it was not out of this world (or awesome). BUT! I will come back for the other menus and the soothing interior.

*Nona Tukang Makan is not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review.

Corner & Bench Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Campari House

Address: 25 Hardware Lane, CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Phone: 03 9600 1574

Staff: Friendly & Helpful

Food Price: $10-50

Crushing On:  Gluten Free Seafood Penne

Crush Level: Food (4/5), Service (4/5), Ambiance (4/5)

Date of Visit: 06/04/2016

Campari House is a spacious Italian restaurant located on Hardware Lane, one of the foodies’ favourite spots in Melbourne.  The restaurant offers a modern, and sophisticated setting, with an appropriate number of selections on the menu. Just like too little choices, too many can be devastating too.

I was surprised by the unbelievably fast service. It took less than 15 minutes for my meal to arrive at the table, which made me a little skeptical about it (and I shouldn't be!).

Gluten Free Seafood Penne ($30)
Seafood Penne

Seafood Penne

Wonderfully portioned pasta that was also flavoured well. Tossed in a savoury, tangy sauce with a little peppery kick, accompanied by a generous load of yummy seafood. I thought the squid would be rubbery, but it was actually pretty soft. A dish that made me happy, even when I had to dine alone. 

I had a good time enjoying my quiet dinner at the restaurant. The food was indeed expensive, but it was also satisfyingly tasty. Besides, the staffs were approachable and helpful. Look forward to my future visits, Campari House!

*Nona Tukang Makan is not invited or paid by any individual or business to write this review. 

Campari House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato